Ukraine: titanium ore exports down in January 2018

In January Ukraine exported 37.422 thousand tons of titanium-containing ore and concentrate, down by 33.9% YoY, valued at $7.115 million, down by 1.8%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importers were Turkey (45.31%), the Czech Republic (15.73%) and China (10.32%). Last month Ukraine imported 805 tons of titanium-containing ores valued at $163 thousand.…

Ukraine: ISD CEO detained in Moscow

A number of media reported that on February 7 the Oleg Mkrtchan, CEO of the Industrial Union of Donbass, was detained in Moscow.

The corporation has no information on the reasons of the detainment.

Sources say the detainment might have something to do with the embezzlement of funds. (Ukrainian metal)

Azerbaijan: large aluminum plant to be restored

Azerbaijan plans to restore and restart Ganja Aluminum Plant, Kamran Nabizade, director general of the Azerbaijan Industrial Corporation, said at the corporation’s meeting on February 7. “The goal is to organize the manufacture of primary and final aluminum products,” Nabizade said. “This will make it possible to increase competitiveness of the aluminum production sphere and…

Uzbekistan: coal needs fully covered in 2017

According to the Ministry of Economy, in 2017 Uzbekistan consumed 4.8 million tons of coal. The needs have been completely covered. As the coal consumption grows with the increase of the population, a program for coal industry development has been approved. It envisages both new construction and modernization of existing capacities. Coal output is expected…

Ukraine: ferrous metals exports revenue up in January 2018

In January Ukraine increased revenue from ferrous metals exports by 33.4% YoY, to $873.35 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 23.45% of the total exports in the period, up from 21.64% last January. In December 2017 revenue from ferrous metals exports totaled $817.37 million. At the same time ferrous metals…

Kazakhstan: coal production up in 2017

In 2017, 12.5 million tons of Kazakhstan coal were shipped for utility needs. “In 2017 coal production was higher by 8.3% than in 2016. 12.5 million tons were supplied for household and utility needs”, said Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev when visiting Pavlodar region. According to Bozumbayev, in Kazakhstan there is a stable growth of…

Russia: Seaport St Petersburg ferrous metals throughput up in 2017

In 2017 Seaport St Petersburg handled 6.9 million tons of cargo, up by 4% YoY.

According to the port press service, ferrous metals throughput increased by 20%, to 3.6 million tons, while that of non-ferrous metals dropped by 9%, to 1.4 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)